Textiles / Fibers

  • Ceramics
  • Combined Art History / Visual Art
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  • Textiles / Fibers
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Art Education

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles/Fibers is a four-year, 120 credit hour immersive course of study of the Textiles/Fibers medium.
NOTE: Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Visual Art may choose to focus primarily on Textiles/Fibers in their intermediate/advanced studies.

The first year is spent in Foundations where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills.

After the foundation year, Textiles/Fibers students will pursue instruction on a broad range of textile approaches and techniques including complex weave structures, textile design software and technology skills, sewing, screen printing, fabric and yarn dyeing, felting, quilting, knitting, knotting, bound resist, transfer printing, embroidery, and other techniques depending on interests and coursework. 

Ten of these hours are capstone courses (normally taken both semesters of senior year) in which students work independently on the development of a cohesive portfolio of work that is strong in technique and concept. The textiles/fibers Senior Studio is a designated workspace in which seniors are the only occupants. The department furnishes the studio with the tools and equipment each senior needs for their individual projects (loom, print table, sewing machine).

Each student is also required to take 15 hours of Art History. As of Fall 2013, all undergraduate students at the University of Kansas are required to complete the KU Core » 

See the B.F.A. in Textiles/Fibers Degree Checklist (doc) and the Academic Advisor for specifics.

Learn more about the Textiles/Fibers area, facilities, and faculty.

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